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Important Dates

  • REVISED DATES: Application deadlines are August 1 and February 1 annually
  • The February 2016 Sport Fund applications have been reviewed and 57 projects have been allocated $84,000.00 in funding. 
  • The February 2016 Sport Fund application asks ranged from $500.00-$15,000.00 with an average allocation of $1,475.00.
  • Progress reports are due within one year of application approval (April 30, 2017). 

Learn More About S4S Canada Games Sport Equipment Fund

Contact Us

Janine MacIntyre
Sport Projects Coordinator

Support4Sport Canada Games Sport Equipment Fund

The Support4Sport Canada Games Sport Equipment Fund was made possible by a $1 million contribution from the Support4Sport program as well as a contribution of over $600,000 from the Halifax 2011 Canada Games Host Society. The Support4Sport Canada Games Sport Equipment Fund is designed to support community sport organizations in their efforts to increase participation in sport. The fund will support projects that are intended to increase sustainable, quality, participation-based sport programs by helping to offset the cost of sport equipment. This may include new programs or the expansion of existing programs.

Who can apply?
Local clubs and/or community sport organizations

What don't we fund?
For profit organizations, schools and educational institutions as well as governments and recreation facilities are not eligible for the funds

What Kind Of Initiatives Have Generally Not Been Successful In The Past?
The S4S Canada Games Sport Equipment Fund does not normally provide funding for:

  • Travel
  • Events
  • Generally funding is not usually awarded to groups for capital equipment expenditures
  • Coach or employee salaries

Amount Available
On average we fund between $200.00 - $5000.00  per grant application. Our average allocation in 2015 was $1,500.00. 

How to create a successful application:

①    Clear purpose and goal(s)

·         Who, what, where, when, how & why?

②     Comprehensive and well thought out

·         Elevator pitch

③     Aligned with CS4L/LTAD (fit within  pathway)

·         Age stage appropriate

④     Strong explanation of the long-term benefits of the project/initiative

⑤     Sustainability (financially)

·         Partnerships, collaboration & REVENUE

The “basic” consideration for all these applications is their ability to positively impact participation rates, (expanding programs, new programs, improving quality to improve retention, etc)

For more information like this please read the FAQ document on the left-hand side of this webpage. 

The diagram below illustrates the different stages of our grant application process.